New York City Bus Accident Lawyer Wins Damages for the Injured

Dependable counsel helping those injured by bus operators

Bhurtel Law Firm helps you receive compensation for injuries caused by a bus accident. Our law firm pursues negligent bus operators who cause accidents, and we make them pay for your medical bills and lost wages.

Helping you recover damages from negligent bus operators in New York

Most bus crashes involve collisions with other vehicles. From experience, our law firm knows that the common errors that bus drivers make include:

  • Failure to yield
  • Inattention
  • Failure to provide a safe place to board and exit the bus
  • Driving too fast
  • Not in correct lane

School and transit buses are involved in the most fatal crashes. The U.S. Department of Transportation has reported that there are about 63,000 crashes each year involving buses, including:

  • 325 with fatal injuries
  • 14,000 with nonfatal injuries
  • 48,000 with only property damage

As cities grow, more people are at risk of becoming a victim of a bus accident. Our attorney handles many types of claims involving buses, including:

  • School bus: Any public or private school providing bus service for K-12 students
  • Transit bus: An agency or company providing bus service over fixed, scheduled routes in urban areas
  • Intercity bus: An agency or company providing bus service over fixed, scheduled routes between cities
  • Charter/tour bus: A company providing bus service for a tour group
  • Private bus: Any private company or organization that provides bus service to its employees, members or customers

Can I get a settlement if I was in a bus accident?

Yes. New York enacted a no-fault law to ensure that insurance companies would pay for accident-related medical expenses, lost earnings and other costs, regardless of who is to blame. A bus operator must carry no-fault coverage. You can collect additional damages, such as pain and suffering, under the bus operator’s liability insurance coverage.

If you have injuries from an accident on a transit bus, you must file a claim with the New York City Transit Authority within 90 days of the accident or your claim will be denied, unless the court gives you permission to file notice of claim after 90 days. The NYC Transit Authority is self-insured and has both no-fault and liability coverage. Instead of dealing with an insurance company, our attorney deals directly with the NYC Transit Authority. However, if you have car insurance for your vehicle, your insurance company will pay for those benefits.

Our personal injury attorney has the experience to successfully pursue your bus accident claim. We know how to process your claim quickly so you get the compensation you need.

Contact us for a free consultation — we are here to help with your bus accident claim

Bhurtel Law Firm provides flexible hours at its offices in Jackson Heights and Manhattan. If you are unable to get to our office, we will visit you at home. Our attorney serves clients in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Nassau County. Contact us by email or call us at [In::phone]. In personal injury cases, we offer free initial consultations and are compensated on a contingency-fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless you receive compensation. We speak Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and Spanish.